Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International
The inspiration for the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International (LBDFI) is the compassion and wisdom of the Buddha, as expressed in the Buddhadharma and brought forward through the living tradition of the Sangha. The vision of the Foundation is to apply the principle of loving compassion to achieve peace and harmony for all humanity. Extending Venerable Tarthang Tulku's work for world peace and the Buddhist heritage, the Foundation's mission is: to support preservation and restoration of the shrines and cultural artifacts of India, the Aryadesha; to support pilgrimages and religious ceremonies at the holy places for practitioners of all Buddhist schools and denominations; to support research into and understanding of the texts, practices, and symbols of Buddhism, especially by sponsoring educational programs and events at the holy places; to promote mutual respect among all beings through the worldwide cooperation of men and women of good will.
We are registered as a non profit charitable organisation in the United States and in India. Our headquarter office is in Berkeley, California.
Our most recent activity has been the sponsorship of 1,100 bhikkhus from SE Asia to participate in a 10 day chanting of the Tipitaka under the Sacred Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, India. We are also currently designing World Peace Gardens in the sacred sites of the Buddha as well as developing education for the bhikkhus during the Vassa periods.